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NASA'S Phoenix Mars Lander entered safe mode late yesterday in response to a low-power fault brought on by deteriorating weather conditions.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander scraped to icy soil in the "Wonderland" area on Thursday, June 26, confirming that surface soil, subsurface soil and icy soil can be sampled at a single trench.
A team of scientists from the United States and the United Kingdom has developed a technique using ultraviolet light to identify organic matter in soils that they say could be used to document the existence of life on Mars.
Scientists rejoiced on Friday after learning NASA's Phoenix Lander dug up underground ice on the plains surrounding the North Pole of Mars, but said they have more to accomplish before the summer ends.
NASAâ€™s Mars lander is returning more detailed images from the Martian surface and is now preparing its instruments for science operations.
This story was updated at 5:46 p.m. EDT. PASADENA, Calif.
A NASA spacecraft today sent pictures showing itself in good condition after making the first successful landing in a polar region of Mars.
What advantages does the Thermal and Evolved Gas Analyzer (TEGA) have over the Viking mission's Gas Chromatograph in detecting organics?
Peter Smith of the University of Arizona's Lunar and Planetary Laboratory heads the Phoenix Mission, where hundreds of dedicated individuals from around the world are teaming together to explore the arctic plains of Mars.
Similar to its namesake, the Phoenix Mission "raises from the ashes" a spacecraft and instruments from two previous unsuccessful attempts to explore Mars: the Mars Polar Lander and the Mars Surveyor 2001 Lander.
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